So this is Christmas and what have you done about Christmas lunch sang John Lennon...sort of. Always looking for a better way, I've scoured the internet to find some alternatives to eating Christmas lunch with the family without you having to go into debt. Tough call.
Where the cheapest place to eat will depend on a few things:
1. You may well be homeless, needy and poor and call in to one of the generous charity lunches. One of the largest is the Exodus Foundation Lunch at Ashfield which caters for around 1000 people
2. Or, you may be completely devoid of any scruples, and then pose as a homeless or disadvantaged person. That's the Christmas spirit. Not!
3. You could pop up at your always generous friend or relatives place, take nothing and proceed to feed your face. That's the Christmas spirit. Not!
4. If you are not actually fussed about having Christmas lunch or dinner on Christmas Day, then you will save a motza. Liverpool's John Edmondson Memorial Club 2170 Bar and Grill Restaurant has a two course lunch or dinner for just $20.00 until Christmas Eve. The main meal includes turkey, ham, Chipolata, bacon with trimmings such as cranberry sauce, gravy and fresh steamed vegetables followed by traditional plum pudding with brandy Anglais.
5. If you are determined not to worry about any sort of catering or cooking on Christmas Day and giving yourself and expensive Christmas present, then you will have to pay. A lot. Possibly the least cheapest Christmas lunch is at Quay Restaurant in Circular Quay. Lunch is just $330.00 per person for a five course tasting menu. Children only $160.00.
At O Bar & Dining you can graze on a four course extravaganza with views from the 47th floor at $195.00. Only $160.00 for dinner.
Out at Club-land, Revesby Workers Club have an indulgent five course meal for a not unreasonable $95.00 for members.
There are many other options around Sydney so if you know a great value Christmas lunch around town, drop us a line.